For those Saturdays when you’re looking to rise ‘n’ shine in the most Southern way possible, head on over to Henderson — Sissy’s Southern Kitchen just launched its new brunch menu, and it is dredge-me-in-flour-and-fry-me-up GOOD! I wouldn’t fib about the most important meal of the day, y’all …
Once you’ve teased your tongue with some tantalizing beverages (above — I firmly recommend the Passion Peach Bellini!), make your way over to the heart of the menu. Among some of the standouts were this creamy, dreamy, hearty Chicken & Dumplings (below), with wickedly tender shreds of Sissy’s chicken, veggies and cornmeal-chive dumplings. Jaw-droppingly good stuff folks — I loved the way the dumplings just melted in your mouth, and the freshness of the veg assortment. The accompanying cornbread was exquisite.
Another high point on the menu was the NOLA-inspired Eggs Sardou — you know I love most anything New Orleans. Wink! The poached eggs over spinach and artichoke hearts (top) was surprisingly pleasing — surprising because I’m generally not a fan of whole artichokes, and this one was fine as could be under velvety hollandaise and alongside a generous potato hash.
But no visit to Sissy’s brunch (or the Southern U.S., for that matter) would be complete without Chicken & Waffles!
Two hot-out-the-fryer pieces of Sissy’s famous fried chicken come atop a crisp, mildly sweet buttermilk waffle with a big, ol’ pat of honey butter. My sampler dish came with a side of Steen’s cane syrup, but if that Dixie delicacy isn’t your thing, I say order up some of the organic maple variety. The cane syrup was a tad too reminiscent of molasses for me, but it didn’t keep me from wolfing down the waffle and the juicy, perfectly seasoned drumstick. I’m dreaming of devouring it again very soon. Oh, Sissy’s, may your Southern-fried culinary stylings never change! And, YOU, my chickadee, get thee to the East Dallas restaurant for Saturday brunch with haste. The restaurant hopes to expand to Sunday, but until then, clear out your Saturday and prepare to wait — it is certainly worth it.